Monday, August 17, 2009
Samuel is currently undergoing a bronchoscopy. The pulmonologist is sending a little tube with a camera on the end of it down into Samuel's lungs. They will look and see what's there and try to suction out any secretions. His lung x-ray this morning was quite poor -- the whole left lung looks plugged or collapsed, so they are hoping to try and get the junk out of his lungs to help him improve. They said it could take anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours depending on what they find. Please pray that Samuel tolerates this test well -- that his heartrate stays steady, his oxygen to his brain is good, his ventilation is steady, etc. And pray that this procedure somehow helps him to get better. It would be great if they could really get the stuff out of Samuel's lungs that isn't supposed to be there. Thanks!